What behaviour isn’t bullying and harassment?

Examples of behaviours that are not bullying and harassment include:

  • expressing differences of opinion in a respectful and courteous way
  • providing constructive and courteous feedback, counselling or advice about work-related behaviour and performance
  • carrying out legitimate or reasonable management decisions or actions, in a reasonable way and with respect and courtesy, for example:
    • transferring an employee
    • allocating work to an employee
    • setting reasonable goals, standards and deadlines
    • not selecting an employee for promotion
    • warning an employee about the consequences of unsatisfactory performance.
  • complaining about a manager's or other employee's conduct, if the complaint is made in a proper and reasonable way.